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SparkieRob

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  1. Killer bird! What an awesome piece of Karma. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  2. This, is a kite I think everyone should have in your bag. Short lines opens up areas to fly that aren't normally accessible. Soooo much personality. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
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    I got a feather banner made for when I'm on the field. Also works great when we are at the beach so the kids know where home base is set up. Made by some good folks here in Oz. I sometimes just set it up in the back yard and just watch it flap in the breeze. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  4. Don't push it too hard. I can't believe I actually said that! What I really mean is, in the upper wind ranges the lower spreaders will pop out. Wind and input pop will do it. Trust me... Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  5. The B2 standard would be my desert island kite. In the 2 frame with sticks it is good to 20 mph! Sounds like a lightsaber in higher winds. Attach lines to verts for zero wind flying. Hell of a kite. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  6. Nice pics Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  7. Love where I live. I can have my kite, my field and my house in the one picture... Just south of Margs, very nice area. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  8. Oh yeah! My boy has been eyeing off mine. This would be a great addition!!!! Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  9. Thanks, Noticed the app (droid) wanted me to log back in. Just ignored it. Now I can return to the cracker topics contained within. [emoji106] Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  10. With 2 stringer kites, they ALL have their own personality and try as many as you can. Some you'll keep, some you'll move on. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  11. I'll be honest, only skimmed the replies. First kite, I wouldn't be to set on a crispy new sail. A second hand one still flies as good BUT there is a major plus. When you crash it you won't feel as bad. You have more confidence and will be a little more willing to try things if it has a few hours on the clock. Pilots are upgrading all the time and some offload their used sails quite cheaply to replenish the hard earned spent on their new bird. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  12. I chop down longer lines when they wear out. There's a hole set of guidelines for that. 80 chops down to 30 and 50ish real easy. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  13. Massive congrats. Spank it in good measures... Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  14. All good. I'm sure we all can wait a bit longer before my number is drawn..... [emoji6] Come to me my precious Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  15. Truth be told, It won't be fair to the rest of the world when I win this. I mean, it would double the Djinn population here in Oz. Pretty soon they are rolled up in the kite bag, together, in the dark. Then they'll be a flock of little djiinns. Then a bigger flock. Then before you know it, we'll be over run and the Pied Piper John will have to come over to establish a new order.... Ahem, Kind of looking forward to the new overlords... Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  16. Hey brother, Respect and mad love mate. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  17. Only really need one number 977 Lol Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  18. Aaaaaaaaaaaand the RNG is back! 🤪[emoji12]🤪 Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  19. The tug to initiate the glide part of the "catch" can be initiated at really any point in the window. Just remember the LE will glide in the direction it faces. I used to be fairly (very) aggressive on the pull but you don't need to be. A gentle tug is all it needs. The throw is the easy part. Like a javelin with a slight amount of rotation to make the LE face away and glide. A lighter LE just means you need to get the mass moving before you release. 99% of all my starts are using a throw on 50 feet and shorter. Can do it on longer but I'll use a stake for those... mostly. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  20. Do you prefer a frameless kite? A vented Rokkaku can be adjusted for it AOA. A normal ROK can but don't think above 30 kays would be sustained for a duration of time. I've had my ROK in winds about 35 but I didn't feel comfortable pushing it. They would lift a KAP rig too. I think that you can buy them "off the shelf" from Jones Airfoils but not 100% sure. Plenty of great places for kapping in Melbs. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  21. W O W !!! Really beautiful! Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  22. Mids, often looked over but so sweet in their winds. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  23. WOW!!! Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  24. It's gonna be a HOT summer here in Oz!!! Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  25. Congrats! Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
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